The Evens are Amy Farina and Ian MacKaye
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I emailed them to ask permission to torrent this recording and received this response-
thanks for the note. we'd love to get a copy of the brisbane show for our archives. no problem with sharing it as long as there's no dough trading hands.
Some notes about this show
Ahimsa House is a community / activist building in the Brisbane suburb of West End.
West End historically has been the radical heart of Brisbane and despite recent gentrification, remains a diverse, multicultural place. It turned out to be the perfect setting for The Evens' powerful and politically charged songs.
Before the 1st song, Ian asks about the 1 hour time difference between Queensland and the other eastern states of Australia. When the audience shouts back various responces, Ian then asks, "so the cows govern Queensland?". Without knowing the history of Queensland, Ian accurately and succinctly summed up the past century of this 'different' state.
The audience loved the show, all accept for one guy who just didn't get it.
After 'Eventually' he started shouting nonsensical questions and heckles at Ian. The guy got it back both barrels. Other than this interruption, it was a great show and this is a really nice recording.